Ron Johnson

U.S. senator from Wisconsin. Elected 2010. Up for reelection 2016.


Allison Geyer

Activists occupied U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office for more than eight hours on July 6 as part of a nationwide protest of the GOP health care bill. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 8 Comments

You know how people have been bugging U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to hold an in-person town hall, and he keeps refusing? Well, it finally happened at Madison East High School. And the students did NOT hold back. more

Apr 20, 2017 10:30 PM News 52 Comments

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says if Wisconsin voters sense victory for Hillary Clinton, they might just give him another term. more

Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM News 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Things got weird at U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s annual Fall Fest rally. Wisconsin Republicans are still backing Donald Trump. They just won’t say his name. more

Oct 9, 2016 6:26 PM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

The Party of Lincoln is quickly becoming the Party of Trump. Why won’t Republicans take a moral stand? more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Ron Johnson had options. He could have hid under the cover of Paul Ryan, who says he is still not ready to support Donald Trump. But Johnson endorsed Trump. He has sealed his fate. more

May 13, 2016 12:11 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

After posting a photo of an Antonin Scalia impersonator, who else might Sen. Ron Johnson be confused about? more

Feb 18, 2016 5:00 AM , Cartoons


Rataj Berard

In the U.S. Senate, Russ Feingold became an icon of independence and integrity. Upset in 2010 by Ron Johnson, he now wants his seat back. But can he win playing by the new rules? more

Oct 4, 2015 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

A TV ad supporting Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson faked a picture of President Barack Obama with the president of Iran. more

Aug 3, 2015 5:27 PM , Cartoons

Nearly half of voters have no opinion about Ron Johnson. That could be the opening Russ Feingold needs. more

Jun 19, 2015 11:45 AM Opinion

Make no mistake about it. Ron Johnson doesn't represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate. Most days he represents some other alternative universe. Yesterday he represented the extremist National Rifle Association. more

Apr 12, 2013 4:19 PM Citizen Dave

For 18 years, U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's "not having an act" has been his act. He rolls up his sleeves and shows up at hearing session after hearing session, portraying himself as a "maverick" limited only by the constraints of his own conscience. Des more

Oct 7, 2010 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

The race for Russ Feingold's Senate seat is officially a toss-up. Businessman Ron Johnson, after winning the Republican primary in a walk, has pulled ahead of Feingold in the polls. Feingold, the 18-year incumbent, is suddenly the underdog. So who is more

Oct 7, 2010 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

Even given the trends of recent years, it's been somewhat surprising to see how the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin between GOP challenger Ron Johnson and three-term Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold has gotten so nasty and so personal. more

Oct 7, 2010 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

The gun lobby gives the seal of approval to the RoJo campaign for Senate. Now Johnson becomes immune to the Feingold attacks on gun rights. more

Sep 29, 2010 4:35 PM The Sconz

One year ago Ron Johnson was not even a dot on the Wisconsin political radar. Today, he is the presumed frontrunner for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Equipped with no political experience except a few appearances at Tea Party rallies and more

Aug 5, 2010 2:00 PM News